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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

White Springs, FL 32096
386-397-2733
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Type: Museums, State Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Getting married
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LaFayette, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

On our way back to Georgia from our most recent visit to Florida, my wife and I decided to take a side trip to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. I am so glad that we did. First, the entrance fee ($5 for both us at the time of our visit) was an incredible deal. Second, the museum with... More

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Oakville, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This state park is almost off-putting because of its awkward name but it is really a gem of a park. I liked the cultural theme of honoring this important composer and the park is beautifully designed and well looked after. The museum is a lovely building with interesting displays and the carillon tower is an interesting addition with a few... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Mrs Too and I drove up from our rental cabin in Silver Springs SP to spend a day here and what a fortuitous decision it was. From the very first glimpse of the museum building nestled among trees bearded in Spanish Moss to the last ringing of the carillon, this is a remarkable conclave of culture and nature. There is... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Absolutely lovely campground. Bathhouse immaculate and all campsites were clean and easy to access. The Culture Center is a must see! The bell tower plays Foster's beautiful tunes in a very peaceful setting. Highly recommend stopping and stepping back in time. We camped in a motorhome.

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SW Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have been making our rounds of the state parks in SW Georgia & NW Florida-trying to stay at different ones so we can have some great experiences with our twins without being crammed in a hotel room. We stayed here for 4 nights from the end of March 2013 into the first week of April 2031 for the first... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Campsite well maintained and decently spaced. Plenty on shade at most sites has some pull thru available, there is restaurant but did not dine there, there is a gift shop of good size with plenty to look at. The main trails some what rideable on bike and smaller ones definitely for hiking only. We plan to visit again as we... More

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Yorkshire, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were at the end of a long road trip and returning to Orlando when we happened to pass the Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park. White Springs was so pretty and the weather so gorgeous that we decided to stop to visit it. We were glad we did. The southern mansion is fantastic - it's a real glimpse into... More

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White Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Way down upon the Suwannee River...this park is a lovely gem that maintains the essence of the true Florida. Beautiful grounds, nice museum, gracious ancient oak trees draped with grey beard moss. The Christmas lights are a must see if you're in the area in December. The Carillon tower plays Stephen Foster songs and/or seasonal favorites every half hour.

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Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

In addition to beautiful natural acreage, this state park offers the first class Stephen Foster Museum. Within a lovely southern mansion looking building, high tech diaramas with moving parts depict scenes for his songs. They took more than two years to complete. A real treat was the optional tour and educational presentation given by a forest ranger. I learned a... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed one night at this state park on our way to the eastern coast of FL. Secluded campsites, many are pull throughs, allow for privacy. Lots of space to walk...must see the Suwanee River which runs through...not sure why it inspired a song. The centerpiece of the park is the Carillon which rings throughout the park...but only during the... More

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